No one ever says “I saved money by traveling!” Yet, that is what I am saying now. I will be living as an expat in Bordeaux, France next year and it is cheaper than staying home. My Gap Year in France is Cheaper than Normal Postgraduate Routes I have an extra year on my hands after graduating from my university early. Instead of going straight to grad school or to the work force, I will be living in France for a gap year. How is the Gap Year Saving me Money? Other traditional postgraduate routes include joining the workforce or continuing to graduate school rightRead More →






  My 10 Secrets to Affording Spring Break in Europe (as a Student!) Coming back to college after 13 days in Europe everyone asked me, “how do you afford to travel so much?!” This post reveals the secrets to exactly how I afforded spring break in 8 European countries and how you can use the secrets for your trip! THE SECRETS Cheap Flights Being Flexible Not always eating out Not Overpaying for Train Tickets Using Public Transpiration Stay in AirBnBs Book in Advance Don’t Check Luggage Only Buy Tiny Things Start Saving Early HOW TO USE THE SECRETS TO SPRING BREAK IN EUROPE 1 CheapRead More →

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This Spring Break, I got to experience 9 completely new cities around the world! Here’s where I went: See the end for a full recap and map! London, England Although Chicago was technically my first city on this trip, the true feeling of adventure began in London, England. As many of you may know, I am an English major! So it was amazing to see this place that I read and study so much about. In fact, I missed Shakespeare class on the day that I saw the globe! Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark was the true “arrival/destination” that was printed on our boarding passes, soRead More →

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Don’t stop your education to travel. Instead, do your homework at a Parisian cafe! Easily experience the world through travel as a full time student in online classes! Why Not Study Abroad? If you want to travel for a semester, study abroad is much more expensive than remaining at your current institution and arranging your own accommodation. Is your main goal is to stay on track with your degree? Study abroad programs sometimes hold you back from completing your degree on time. In addition, if you chose to travel as a full time student in online classes, you will have a flexible class schedule! So you canRead More →






If you could triple the length of your stay for FREE, would you? Did you know that hostels around the world are willing to give you a free place to stay, sometimes even a stipend, for a few days of work a week? That is why you should consider hostel jobs to extend your travels without extending your wallet! How Hostel Jobs Work: Hours per Week/Days Off The hostels will tell you how many hours a week you are required to work and how many days you have off. Use this to decide between different hostel jobs in the same city! Minimum – Maximum StaysRead More →






Do you want to travel for college credit? Yes! But you don’t want to pay huge study abroad fees to attend classes instead of exploring the world! Here’s how to travel for college credit and never attend a class or pay for tuition while abroad! Travel in a Country with a Different Language By exploring a country who has a different language than your own, you will pick up on the language so much quicker than if you were sitting in a class room! Study Abroad requires that you pay tuition in addition to housing and other fees, which can stack up quickly! By simplyRead More →